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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by greaseball, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Flynn's_57
    Joined: May 10, 2002
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    Flynn's_57
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    from Nor*Cal

    So, my folkses bought this orchard.
    At the back of the orchard is a slough-

    At the edge of this slough is a '40 "big truck" cab and front-end,
    (the front end is goofy looking, proportions are wrong to be a '39/'40).


    This cab is elevated from the ground preventing significant rust-through.

    But my family are not hot-rodders.
    So no one see's the value in "risking the tractor tires" to rescue this sacred tin.

    What would YOU do if you had access to a FREE 37-41 ford truck cab?
    I'm thinking big-truck front-end on RV frame with "mini-cabin" motorhome section instead of truck bed or aluminum RV siding...?

    Or build a normal truck out of it?


    Or....?
     

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  2. Flynn's_57
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    Here's a few more crappier pics taken at a different time of year
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  3. '40 right through to '47 pickup front will fit that cab .



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  4. Flynn's_57
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    from Nor*Cal

    It's got a '40 "big truck" front end I can't find pics of ATM, I'll get 'em posted tomorrow hopefully-
    Darn, I was hoping it was the smaller cab!!
     

  5. mastergun1980
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    from Alva OK

    I would build it. Would make a good pick up. I like the 40-41 big truck headlights - I built my rod from 41 1 1\2 ton. Used cab, hood, hood extensions , headlights ect . I would help you get it if I was closer!
     
  6. Flynn's_57
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    Flynn's_57
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  7. 48FordFanatic
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    48FordFanatic
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    from Maine

    Just so you know, its Therefore, not Therefor. You really should work on your spelling.
     
  8. Don's Hot Rods
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    Don's Hot Rods
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    from florida

    "This cab is elevated from the ground preventing no significant rust-through. "


    The proper grammar would be " This cab is elevated from the ground preventing ANY significant rust through."

    Hey, it's your tag line, not mine !!!!!!!! :D:D


    Don
     
  9. Therefore,no one sees....
    I cant find pictures of IT ATM.....
    :)
     
  10. Dale Fairfax
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    Cabs are all the same regardless of the truck size. The differences are all in the chassis and the front fenders.
     
  11. treb11
    Joined: Jan 21, 2006
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    make a skid / sled and winch it out. hell a 4 wheeler could drag it out. one person can manipulate a 40 cab. I have handled mine by myself a bunch.

    I spent $400 for one not as solid as that. why are you on the internet dithering about? go get it or tell me where it is.

    no grammar whores were injured typing this reply
     
  12. ...slide it out on a big flat late-model hood with a quad.
     
  13. jazz1
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    I like how this old Ford was transformed


    [​IMG]
     
  14. tommyd
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    First, spray all the spiders and webs...I HATE spiders! Second, quit being so anal about spelling and focus on building something! Sure, you can spell welder but can you use a welder?:p
     
  15. badshifter
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    Gross. ^^^^


    To the OP. Its a cab. Big/little are the same as said. How are your tractor tires going to be damaged getting that cab? I thought that's what tractors were for. Driving over rough terrain. Just go get it!
     
  16. Anderson
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    Hay man that luks kool, U shud make a raaaaaat rod outta it!
     
  17. resqd37Zep
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    What part of Nor Cal are you in? How far off the beatin path is it? If you need help you can can't me in but I don't really care for spiders either. I have a portable winch you may be able to strap to a tree and pull it out a little at a time. 2 or 3 guys can carry a bare cab with no problems.

    But the spider thing has me worried.:D
     
  18. borrow a team of mules and yank it out of there.......;)
     
  19. tommy
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    [​IMG]

    I like the big truck 4 spoke wheel. BTW the reproduction 40 truck horn button and spring fits.
     
  20. pull it out and get it out of the ground. Either build something with it or sell it to someone cheap that will.
     
  21. captainjunk#2
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    if some one gave me free tin , which has never ever happened , id drag it out by brute force if i had to , to build a parts chaser out of it ,
     
  22. motoandy
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    from MB, SC

    Get it sitting upright and let see what you have to work with. There is alway potential.
     
  23. hillbilly4008
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  24. tommyd
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    Diggin' the size of that back window.
     
  25. hillbilly4008
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    hillbilly4008
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    from Rome NY

    Yeah, the ol' mail slot. That was a fun project, not real HAMB friendly though. Real easy chop. Thats about 7 inches
     
  26. Flynn's_57
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    from Nor*Cal

    I've already dragged out the front end components-
    They aren't that neatly stacked right now though... and they are dented and rusty as heck!!
    :)
     

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  27. Mike Rotch
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    Mike Rotch
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    from Easley SC

    Since you asked..
    I'd sell/trade it where it sits on Craigslist and continuously mention the "RR word" in the add. If the rest of the truck was there I'd cut it up and take it to the scrap yard instead of dealing with all the craigslist people.
     
  28. BOP-Nut
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    That front clip looks like it could be in one of those Sara Mcloughin (or whatever) sad animal commercials for adopting pets.
     
  29. Bad Daddy
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    Yea, that thing is butt ugly.
     

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